Teach 21: While the World Watched
Through a series of activities, students will gain an understanding of pivotal moment of the Civil Rights Movement and the effect of world events on individual lives. The lesson will provide a greater understanding of the people and events that shaped the Civil Rights Movement.
Note: This lesson stems from a 2011 presentation by Mrs. Carolyn McKinstry, a survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, hosted by the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Teaching American History Grant Program. Mrs. McKinstry discussed life in Birmingham, Alabama before, during and after the church bombing. This lesson also uses portions of Carolyn McKinstrys book While the World Watched: A Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement (Tyndale House Publishers Inc., 2011). The lesson can be used as a whole or in parts.
About Teach 21 – Advancing Network Uses Grant: This project is funded by the state’s K12 High Speed Network (http://k12hsn.org) for the purpose of providing educators across the state with a vision for the meaningful integration of technology into the core curriculum and reinforcing 21st Century Learning Skills. The lesson Wiki includes the objectives, procedures, standards alignment (both state and national), materials, and links to additional resources. The lesson includes this 2-3 minute video clip with teacher interview, student interviews and a snapshot of what the lesson actually “looked like” in the classroom.
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